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Gov. Lamont to convene forum on climate change

Governor Ned Lamont (file photo/FOX61)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s governor is convening a forum on climate change.

Democrat Ned Lamont says he’s hosting the forum Tuesday morning with Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes.

They’re meeting with about 80 environmental advocates at DEEP headquarters in Hartford.

The administration is preparing its legislative proposals for the 2020 session of the General Assembly.

Lamont also plans to make an announcement about the state’s efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change and strengthen storm resiliency.

The Council on Environmental Quality warned last month that much of the environmental progress made in Connecticut over the past decades could be undone by climate change.

The council predicts the warming climate could reverse efforts to reduce nitrogen discharges into Long Island Sound from sewage treatment facilities and other sources.

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